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Definition of "stove" []

  • An apparatus in which electricity or a fuel is used to furnish heat, as for cooking or warmth. (noun)
  • A device that produces heat for specialized, especially industrial, purposes. (noun)
  • A kiln. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A hothouse. (noun)
  • A past tense and a past participle of stave. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stove" in a sentence
  • "Add a not-too-thin film of oil and add the scallops one at a time; brown them well on the first side for as long as 5 minutes, adjusting the heat so they don't burn which on my stove translates as "leave the heat on high", then turn and brown lightly on the second."
  • "And now that we have proper jacket-and-scarf weather happening in New York City, spending a few hours at the stove is a welcome prospect."
  • "Boiling lemon wedges, nutmeg, or cinnamon sticks in hot water on the stove is a really nice scent treat."